This show, produced by collective members Mariama and Zak features Jenna Peters Golden of Philly Stands UP, a collective that challenges and finds alternatives to structural underpinning behind sexual violence. In addition we interview Cheri Honkala, who is running for sheriff in Philadelphia under the promise of ending foreclosure evictions, and as always wrapped with awesome music and indy news from around the world. Original air-date: 10-25-11.
Kevin Hayes and Mica Taliaferro host another episode of Horizontal Power Hour. This episode focuses on alternative models of mental health. You’ll hear an interview with John Hoggett, who was an organizer for the Speak Out Against Psychiatry rally in London and also runs Rose and Thorn Theatre Company, which does participatory consultations between service users and service providers. You’ll also hear an interview with Charles Kernerman, who is a member of Mad Students Society, which is a peer support and advocacy organization for students experiencing mental health issues in post-secondary institutions. Their website is http://www.madstudentsociety.com, and you can contact them at email@example.com. Original air date: 8-9-2011.
This episode of Horizontal Power Hour focuses on summer readings. You’ll hear collective members Kevin Hayes, Mica Taliaferro, Abe Bobman, Yael Chanoff, and Diego Glusberg read excerpts from some books that they’d like to share with you, as well as two book reviews from Mica Taliaferro. Readings include Thoreau, a book about theater created about exonerated death row members, Mumia Abu Jamal, Inga Muscio, Jeanette Winterson, and Ursula K. Le Guin. As always, there will be action news and some music. Original air date: 7-12-2011
In this episode, hosts Michelle Garcia Gutierrez and Zak Kirwood focus on anarchist activism in the global south. After some action news items covering happenings of anarchist interest across the world, we speak to Caio Juca of the Ativismo ABC collective, based in the ABC region near São Paulo, Brazil. Translated from their website, http://www.ativismoabc.org/: “Ativismo ABC is a libertarian collective based on the principles of solidarity, self-management, and embracing difference. We stand against the alienation caused by power, oppression, and exploitation of both humans and non-humans. We believe in self-organization and alliance between movements, without bureaucratic or partisan organizations. In our organizing, we try to find ways to avoid hierarchies, through consensus and the division of tasks. This is not a simple job, but rather is a process of constant learning about relations between people. We try to find ways of interacting and exchanging that are less commercial and more about solidarity, through practices of production and transformation that are sustainable, ecological, and autonomous.” Original air-date: 10-26-10.
Hosts Meggie McGuire and Kevin Hayes focus on the politics of collectives- both intentional living communities and collectively run organizations. The show features an interview with Emma, a member of the Beehive Design Collective—a collective graphics workshop that creates political posters, graphics and mosaics. The Beehive Design Collective’s mission is “To cross-pollinate the grassroots, by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images that can be used as educational and organizing tools.” This episode also features an interview with Jess, a long-time resident of Acorn intentional community, which is a secular, egalitarian community, founded in 1993 that is committed to income-sharing and sustainable living. These perspectives are contextualized and tied together in a theory segment on collective life and work by Diego Glusberg. The interviews are sandwiched by the regular Indy Media Round-up segment and music from Mischief Brew and The Heathers and a special live performance by The Good Habits. Original air-date: 9-28-10.